CALGARY, Nov. 27, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific has deployed extra crews
to patrol and repair dozens of level crossing gates damaged by high
winds in Alberta today. Motorists are asked to take additional
precautions when approaching level crossings.
Motorists are required to yield to trains approaching or occupying
railroad grade crossings at streets and highways. Please remember these
important safety pointers:
Stop at the crossing, look for a train, listen for a train whistle, and
proceed only when it is safe to do.
Always be prepared to stop when approaching train tracks.
Do not attempt to drive around the crossing gates if they have been
It takes 1 to 1.5 miles for a train to come to a stop after the brakes
If your car stalls on the tracks, get out, move off the tracks and call
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